LiveWires: Stories of Immigrant Survival in the Great Depression
Much of America, as we know it, was built from millions of immigrant journeys and neighborhood survival. This talk will revolve around narratives shared by two tellers about fleeing hardships and discrimination or seeking opportunity and a better life for their children. Faced with the task of navigating a new and foreign land some of these newcomers created "urban villages" as platforms for assimilation into the American Mainstream. These stories are based on a combination of research from primary source material, eyewitness accounts and memories passed down in story form by parents, grandparents, relatives and friends.
*Co-Presented by Peter Carcia and Dan Leclerc